Bill and Ruth Hitchcock of Marietta celebrated their 60th wedding annniversary on March 31. They were married March 31, 1953, in Greenup, Ky.
He is the son of the late Walter and Flora Hitchock. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1958.
She is the daughter of the late Ralph and Esther Carpenter.
They are the parents of five children: Patsy (Robert) Sinnett, Bill (Vickie) Hitchcock, Janet (Greg) Gemmer, Tony (Jackie) Hitchcock, and Jamie (Angie) Hitchcock. They have 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.